Ground flour made from roasted chickpeas. High in fibre and protein. Also called besan aata. Besan is used for cooking pakoras, dhoklas, roti amongst other dishes. Besan is one of the healthiest flours used in Indian cooking. It also elevates your thirst making you drink more water hence benefitting the metabolism.
During the monsoon, Indian families cover a variety of vegetables with a mix of besan and water which is then fried to create a hot and juicy Pakora snack to enjoy with tea.
Besan mixed with rose water is also used to create a facepack to treat oily skin and give it a refreshing look.
Farines de pois chiche